PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that the main aim of the merger of the tribal areas into KP was to facilitate the local people like other parts of the country and the present government has allocated funds for the purpose.
Addressing the provincial cabinet in Peshawar on Saturday, he said the purpose of merging tribal districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is to bring these areas equal to the developed parts of the country.
PM said that the government has allocated record funds for the development of tribal districts to remove the sense of deprivation of people.
Imran Khan said moving the process of merging of tribal districts and provision of jobs opportunities for the youth of these areas are the top priorities of the government.
Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to take effective steps to enhance trade and business activities for the socio-economic development of merged districts.Imran Khan also directed for focusing on the promotion of tourism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and all efforts should be utilized for this purpose.
Imran Khan also directed for enhancing employment opportunities in the erstwhile FATA areas to ensure socio-economic progress of the region.
He said Saudi Arabia has expressed interest to invest in the tourism sector and the KP Government should focus on fully exploiting the tourism potential in the province.